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Depression more common during pregnancy than after childbirth
Depression during pregnancy is more common than postnatal depression, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-08-02)
Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women's long-term cardiovascular health
Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study. (2017-08-18)
Progesterone test can predict viability of pregnancy
Measuring progesterone levels in women with pain or bleeding during early pregnancy is a useful way to help discriminate between a viable and a non-viable pregnancy, finds a study published on bmj.com today. (2012-09-27)
Does a woman's weight gain during pregnancy affect children's bone health?
A new study has examined whether managing weight during pregnancy might affect children's bone mass. (2018-11-07)
Weight before pregnancy linked with children's neurodevelopment
A recent Obesity Reviews analysis of published studies found that, compared with children of normal weight mothers, children whose mothers were overweight or obese prior to pregnancy had 17% percent and 51 percent increased risks for compromised neurodevelopmental outcomes, respectively. (2017-11-22)
Exposure to smoking before and after birth linked to hearing impairment in toddlers
Exposure to tobacco smoke prenatally and postnatally was associated with hearing impairment in a Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology study of young children in Japan. (2018-06-06)
Women with unintended pregnancy are more likely to suffer from postpartum depression
Women with unintended pregnancy are four times more likely to suffer from postpartum depression at twelve months postpartum, suggests a new study published today (8 May) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (2013-05-07)
Successful pregnancy possible after kidney transplant
A new study recently published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals that the ability to successfully carry a pregnancy after kidney transplantation is very high, with 73.5 percent live birth rates. (2011-10-20)
Few teens undergo pregnancy testing in the emergency department
Few adolescent females undergo pregnancy testing in the hospital emergency department, even when they complain of lower abdominal pain, or before they are exposed to radiation for tests or examinations, according to an abstract presented Friday, Oct. (2012-10-19)
Certain antibiotics during pregnancy may increase risk of birth defects
A new study has found links between certain antibiotics during pregnancy and major congenital malformations in newborns. (2017-07-19)
Butting out during pregnancy
In analysing the data from the perinatal records of 8528 pregnant women in Nova Scotia the authors found that of the approximatley 33% who smoked before becoming pregnant, most continued to smoke throughout their pregnancy. (2000-08-07)
Women with a history of pregnancy complications should receive screening
Recent evidence suggests that women with a history of complications in pregnancy may be at increased risk of diabetes and heart disease in later life. (2002-07-18)
Pregnancy complications high even when diabetes is under control
Women with diabetes are at an increased risk of pregnancy complications, even if their diabetes is well controlled, according to new research. (2004-04-04)
Gaining weight between pregnancies boosts diabetes risk
The risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) drastically increases with weight gain between pregnancies, according to a Norwegian study. (2017-08-03)
Depression during and after pregnancy may affect children's development
Maternal depressive symptoms during pregnancy, in the first year postpartum, and in early childhood were linked with poorer child neurodevelopment in a recent Depression & Anxiety study. (2018-04-19)
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy can increase breast cancer risk, study finds
Gaining more than 50 pounds during pregnancy, and not losing the excess weight post-pregnancy, could triple a woman's risk of developing breast cancer after menopause, according to a study conducted by researchers at Lombardi Cancer Center in Washington, DC, and in Finland. (2002-04-09)
Home pregnancy tests can lead to better prenatal care
The simple intervention of providing women who are having unprotected sex with a home pregnancy test could have a substantial impact on the health of potential newborns, according to a Michigan State University study. (2009-02-10)
Deprived areas show greatest increase in teenage pregnancies
From the 1980s to the 1990s rates of teenage pregnancy in Scotland increased more rapidly in areas of greater socioeconomic deprivation, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-07-26)
Time between pregnancies may affect autism risk
Investigators have found a link between the amount of time between pregnancies and autism spectrum disorder in children. (2017-11-22)
Birthweight and early pregnancy body mass index may risk pregnancy complications
Women who were born with a low birthweight are at increased risk of pregnancy complications, according to a new Obesity study. (2018-12-19)
Scientists explain link between chlamydia and ectopic pregnancy
Women who have had chlamydia are at greater risk of an ectopic pregnancy because of a lasting effect of the infection. (2011-01-11)
Do economic conditions affect pregnancy outcomes?
Economic downturn during early pregnancy was linked with modest increases in preterm birth in a Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology analysis. (2019-01-24)
Pregnancy prevention programmes are ineffective
Pregnancy prevention programmes for adolescents do not delay sexual intercourse, improve use of birth control among young men and women, or reduce the number of pregnancies in young women, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-06-13)
Pregnant women who smoke, urged to give up before 15-week 'deadline'
Women who stop smoking before week 15 of pregnancy cut their risk of spontaneous premature birth and having small babies to the same as nonsmokers, according to research published on bmj.com today. (2009-03-26)
Oral contraceptive use not linked to major birth defects
Oral contraceptive use just before or during pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, suggest the findings of a study published in The BMJ this week. (2016-01-06)
Diabetes, but not diabetes drug, linked to poor pregnancy outcomes
New research indicates that pregnant women with pre-gestational diabetes who take metformin are at a higher risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes -- such as major birth defects and pregnancy loss -- than the general population, but their increased risk is not due to metformin but diabetes. (2017-12-20)
Complications of blood cancers make termination advisable at early stages of pregnancy; but cancer therapy is possible for later stage pregnancies
Lymphoma is the fourth most common cancer in pregnancy, affecting one in 6,000 pregnancies. (2012-02-09)
Smoking during pregnancy may lead to childhood eye condition
In an Acta Ophthalmologica analysis of 11 relevant articles, maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with a 46 percent increased risk that offspring will develop strabismus -- one of the most prevalent eye-related diseases among children. (2018-11-07)
Book argues for change in society's view of pregnancy
The public at large should take a greater interest in pregnancy and child care because society has a responsibility to ensure children begin their lives with as many advantages as possible, contends University of Toronto at Mississauga philosophy professor Amy Mullin. (2005-05-18)
Moms' depression in pregnancy tied to antisocial behavior in teens
Researchers studying 120 British youth from inner-city areas found that mothers who became depressed when pregnant were four times as likely to have children who were violent at 16. (2010-02-05)
Smoking during pregnancy may affect grandchildren's growth
A UK study published in the American Journal of Human Biology has found that smoking during pregnancy has discernible effects on the growth of a woman's future grandkids. (2014-08-18)
Migraines increase stroke risk during pregnancy
Women who suffer migraines are at an increased risk of stroke during pregnancy as well as other vascular conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and blood clots, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. (2009-03-10)
Doctors And Nurses Must Be Mindful Of Their Jargon
Dr David Hutchon, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist says that the word (1998-10-16)
Low intake of milk in pregnancy associated with decreased birth weight
In this study, women whose daily consumption of milk during pregnancy was 1 cup (250 ml) or less consumed less protein and vitamin D and gave birth to smaller babies than mothers who drank more milk. (2006-04-24)
Lupus may contribute to pregnancy-related complications
A new study found that lupus during pregnancy may have negative health impacts for women and their babies. (2016-02-01)
Tackling smoking during pregnancy could help plug social inequality gap in stillbirths
Tackling smoking during pregnancy may help to reduce the socioeconomic inequalities in stillbirths and infant deaths by as much as 30-40 percent, according to new research published on bmj.com today. (2009-10-01)
Model examines pregnancy's effects on opioid addiction treatment
Buprenorphine (BUP) is approved for the treatment of opioid addiction. (2018-06-06)
Both mother's and father's genes can trigger pre-eclampsia
Genes from both the mother and father can trigger pre-eclampsia, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. (2005-09-15)
Smoking in pregnancy linked to diabetes and obesity in offspring
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of the child developing diabetes and obesity in later life, find researchers from Sweden in this week's BMJ. (2002-01-03)
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